SportPesa, a leading bookmaker in East Africa, is a household name among Kenyan bettors. But many of them are puzzled by the sheer number of methods of payment presented on the bookie’s webpage. In this article, we will cover them all and make a detailed guide for each one, so that you are never perplexed by the possibilities again.
Is SportPesa Paybill Operational?
Despite some mishaps that occurred, as of 30th of October 2020 you are now totally able to use M-Pesa Paybill to deposit and withdraw from SportPesa. Which is absolutely great!
Little has changed in the process of deposit, several lines of text in Terms & Conditions and the actual Paybill number.
To top up the SportPesa profile through M-Pesa, use the paybill number 5212121 meanwhile the account name is still SportPesa.
How Do I Sign up on SportPesa?
In case you still have not signed up on SportPesa, do not worry, we’ve got you covered. There are two ways of doing so: through SMS or via the web page.
To sign up through SMS, simply follow this little guide:
- Pick up your telephone.
- Send a text with the word “GAME” in it to the short number 79079.
- Receive the T&C of SportPesa in the text.
- Study them attentively.
- Reply with “Accept.”
And that’s it! You have completed registration! You will now receive a 4-digit PIN, which you can use to log in. However, if you are inclined to sign up through the webpage, follow our instructions on that below.
- Open SportPesa webpage in your browser.
- Look for the “REGISTER NOW!” button and tap on it.
- In the designated fields type in your personal information, such as your telephone number and date of birth.
- Create a profile name and a password.
- Hit the “LET’S GET STARTED” button.
Now you are all set and can start betting!
Top-up Options on SportPesa
On the bookie’s webpage, everyone may find the option of payment that suits them best, be it Skrill, M-Pesa, or a bank card. Let us look at the available methods for deposit in more detail.
M-Pesa Pay Bill
You may use the Mpesa application as an option of payment. To do so, open it up and look for “Lipa Na Mpesa.” In it, fill in the fields with the number 5212121 and the profile name “SportPesa.” Specify the amount you wish to take in and type in your 4-digit PIN. Submit the transfer, and you’re all set! The funds will arrive shortly.
About the M-Pesa Pay Bills
M-Pesa Pay Bill is a Kenyan-specific financial service that facilitates the transaction of funds on a regular basis via the M-Pesa application. Through its use, customers and businesses may transfer funds with ease and efficiency.
The Lipa Na Mpesa service, on the other hand, allows for either one-time or bulk fund transfers with the use of the Pay Bill number.
Use of the M-Pesa Pay Bill Number
There are quite a number of ways in which you can use the M-Pesa Pay Bill number. Such as:
- House bills
- Tuition fees
- Bank deposits
- And much more!
How Do I Deposit funds to SportPesa via SMS
It is actually quite easy! To deposit funds via SMS, you should simply send a text containing “D#”num,” where “num” is the sum you’d like to deposit, to the telephone number 79079. For instance, “D#230” to 79079. And that’s it!
Deposit of Funds on SportPesa Utilizing Airtel Money
Sadly, you can’t really use Airtel Money as a means of payment at the moment, but we do hope it will return. In case that does happen, we will provide you with instructions on how to use it to top up your profile’s balance.
- Launch the Airtel Money application.
- Tap on the “Submit Payment.”
- Pick Pay Bill, then “Other.”
- In the designated fields specify your SportPesa ID.
- Specify the sum you wish to take in.
- Type in your PIN.
- Enter the business number.
Deposit of Funds on SportPesa Utilizing Orange funds
This service is also unfortunately not available, but in hopes of its return, we have also decided to make a short instruction.
- Open the Orange funds app.
- Look for the “Pay Bill” option in the menu.
- In it, select “Other.”
- Specify the Pay Bill number, which is 079079.
- Specify the sum you’d like to take in.
- Type in your 4-digit code.
Deposit of Funds on SportPesa Utilizing YU Cash
For YU Cash deposits, it is also unclear whether they will return or not. Nevertheless, here is the guideline on how to use them in case they come back.
- Open up YU Cash.
- Find the “Pay Bill” in the menu.
- Select “Other.”
- Type in the Pay Bill number, which is 107079.
- Don’t forget to specify the business number which is SPORTPESA.
- Specify the sum of funds you would like to deposit.
- Type your 4-digit PIN.
Deposit of Funds on SportPesa Utilizing Visa and MasterCard
To use the bank card as an option for payment, you should simply navigate to the webpage, log in, select “Deposit,” and pick Visa as your preferred method of payment. Mastercard bank cards are, sadly, not available for use at the current moment.
Deposit of Funds on SportPesa Utilizing Neteller, Skrill or AstroPay
Unfortunately, these options of payment are unavailable at the moment, but we have high hopes that they will return in the future. Stay tuned for further updates on the topic.
Does SportPesa accept PayPal?
Quite sadly, SportPesa does not accept PayPal as a valid payment method, although that might change in the future.
Does SportPesa accept Cryptocurrency?
No, SportPesa does not accept any cryptocurrencies as a means of fund deposit.
How to Check my Balance on Sport Pesa
You may do so in a couple of ways. The first one is done by simply logging onto the bookmaker’s webpage through your browser. The balance will be displayed on top of the page.
The second way is through the use of SMS. Simply text “balance” to 79079. The sum on your balance will be sent to you as a reply.
How to Withdraw Funds from SportPesa
Fund withdrawal on SportPesa is quite easy and can be done in two ways. The first one is via the website:
- Get on the SportPesa webpage.
- Make sure you are logged in.
- Look for the “My profile” tab, open it.
- Select “Withdraw.”
- Select the option of payment that best suits you.
- Specify the sum you want to withdraw.
- Confirm the transaction.
And the second one is done through SMS. To use it, send the text “W#num” to the short number 79079, where “num” is the sum you would like to withdraw. For instance, “W#1050” to 79079.
How Much Does SportPesa Charge to Withdraw?
The withdrawal of funds is absolutely free!
SportPesa Customer Support Service
If any problem comes up, you may reach out to the customer support specialists at SportPesa at any time. They will help you resolve the issue swiftly and with all the necessary care. You may call them any day of the week, 24 hours a day.
SportPesa is without doubt one of the most promising choices when you’d like to start betting on sports in Kenya. The company has quite a history of successful work, which slightly guarantees that you will have a great time there and the staff won’t disappear one day out of the blue with all of your money. Payment options appear to be at a decent level. Although the diversity of options is quite limited, you will be able to find a method that suits you.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I withdraw funds from SportPesa Kenya?
You may do so in several ways, which we have talked about above.
- How do I send M-Pesa to SportPesa?
You can read about that in the designated section of the article.
- How do I sign up for SportPesa utilizing Airtel?
Unfortunately, SportPesa does not currently allow the use of Airtel Money.
- Can I deposit funds into SportPesa utilizing PayPal?
Sadly, you cannot do that.
- How do I check my SportPesa profile’s balance?
You may do so online or with the use of an SMS text.